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The Week Ahead – Events for May 29-June 4, 2021


This Memorial Day Weekend, there are opportunities to learn more about some of LA’s most iconic spots like Elysian Park (and get tickets to a Dodger game for the rest of the season in a soon-to-be fully reopened stadium) and to see classic movies inside two of the city’s famed old theaters. And if you’re more inclined to stay in, there are still plenty of virtual events to take part in from your sofa.


Arts & Culture


The Hollywood Legion Theater has reopened its doors (while also keeping drive-in screenings going), and you can watch The Goonies in 35mm on Saturday, May 29th at 7:00 p.m. and Dunkirk in 70mm on Sunday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m. 

On Monday, May 31st at 11:00 a.m. catch a Stanley Kubrik triple feature: Dr. Stranglove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Shining at the The Million Dollar Theatre downtown with Secret Movie Club.

The Groundlings is closing out AAPI Heritage month on Sunday, May 30th at 4:00 p.m. with Randall Park, who will discuss “Creating Your Own Path: A Proactive Approach to Your Career in Comedy.” Tickets cost $5 and and proceeds benefit the Groundlings Diversity Fund.

10 years after its first installation at LACMA,Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads returns to the Smidt Welcome Plaza for two weeks from Saturday, May 29th through Sunday, June 13th, to coincide with a new exhibition: Legacies of Exchange: Chinese Contemporary Art from the Yuz Foundation opening later this summer.

For some art that originates a little closer to home, join the Natural History Museum‘s final First Fridays Connected of the season on Friday, June 4th at 6:00 p.m. to hear a discussion on Murals of Los Angeles with muralist David Flores, LA Commons founder Karen Mack, and Stacy Williams of USC’s Architecture and Fine Arts Library, plus a performance by SASAMI, “who crafts songs that are influenced by the sonic textures of shoegaze and dream pop.”


Community & History


The Alexandria House Annual WomenSpeak 2021 will take place on Thursday, June 3rd, at 12:00 p.m. and speakers will include County Supervisor Holly Mitchell, Tika Sumpter, Thai Randolph, and more. The event will showcase Alexandria House’s new Start-Up Sisterhood LA Program “which supports women following their dreams,” and  “all funds raised will go to provide training, mentorship, and opportunities for women starting their own businesses.”

On Saturday, May 30th, grab your bike and a helmet, download CicLAvia’s Experience Central Ave Bike Map, and “ride through one of LA’s oldest historic communities while listening to Subsuelo’s curated music playlist on this self-guided tour” as part of WE RISE x CicLAvia.

Esotouric has been hosting webinars about Los Angeles history, oddities, and icons throughout the pandemic, with topics ranging from The Black Dahlia to the architecture of Paul Williams. On Saturday, May 30th at 12:00 p.m. they’re closing out the series with a webinar on Elysian Park, exploring “the cultural, natural, redevelopment, public policy, art and architectural history of Elysian Park, and the fascinating characters who have made history within its 600 acres.”


Local Government


The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Sustainability Committee meets Tuesday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m.<, the GWNC Resilience Committee< meets Wednesday, June 2nd at 7:00 p.m., and the Outreach Committee meets Saturday, June 5th at 9:30 a.m.


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Julia Moser
Julia Moser
Julia Moser is a freelance writer and producer who grew up in Windsor Square. She recently moved back home after living in New York where she worked as a producer for BuzzFeed News' AM to DM and Good Morning America.

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